• Class Number 7559
  • Term Code 2960
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Guihyun Park
    • Guihyun Park
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/07/2019
  • Class End Date 25/10/2019
  • Census Date 31/08/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
SELT Survey Results

This course lays the foundation for the understanding of human behaviour in organisations, providing  students with a comprehensive exposure to organisational behaviour theories, research and workplace issues illustrated with case studies and examples primarily within an Australian and Asia-Pacific context. Topics include: overview of OB, personnel selection, individual differences, work motivation, work attitudes and values, occupational stress, high performance teams, training, performance appraisal and careers, leadership, organisational design, organisational culture, organisational development and change, and organisational communication and conflict. Given the immediate relevance of topics covered in this course, it is also a useful life-long learning course for improving personal and organisational effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1.  define, explain and illustrate a range of organisational behaviour theories;
  2. analyse the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations in terms of organisational behaviour theories, models and concepts;
  3. apply organisational behaviour concepts, models and theories to real life management situations through case analysis;
  4. demonstrate a critical understanding of organisational behaviour theories and current empirical research associated with the topics covered in this course; and,
  5. communicate effectively in oral and written forms about organisational behaviour theories and their application using appropriate concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions.

Research-Led Teaching

This course draws on and teaches models and frameworks based on empirical research in organizational behaviour and as such, takes an evidence-based approach to management. The assessment in the course requires students to engage in analytic and critical thinking and the application of the models and frameworks to observational data. Further, students will be provided the opportunity to develop research literary through the use of examples, case studies, and discussion of research design and methodology relevant to the discipline.

Field Trips


Additional Course Costs


Examination Material or equipment

To be communicated via course Wattle site and Examinations office.

Required Resources

Prescribed Text:

Kalliath, T., Brough, P., O’Driscoll, M. P., Manimala, M., Siu, O. L., & Parker, S. (2014). Organisational Behaviour: An Organisational Psychology Perspective (2 Edition), McGraw-Hill, Australia. (Available from ANU Campus Bookshop and from Chifley Library Reserve Desk for 2 hour borrowing)

Recommended Readings:

Osland, J., Kolb, D., Rubin, I. & Turner, M. (2007). Organizational behavior: An experiential approach (8 Edition). Pearson International Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education International. (Available from Chifley Library Reserve Desk for 2 hour borrowing)

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1: Introduction to MGMT2007 Activities/Readings Read Chapter 1 No tutorial No assignment submission
2 Week 2: Personnel selection Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 4 Tutorial Assignment: (a) Case available in Textbook, Chapter 1, pages 25-26; (b) download tutorial assignment questions from wattle; (c) submit typed 200 word assignment in tutorial (single spaced)
3 Week 3: Individual differences Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 5 Tutorial Assignment: (a) Case available in Textbook, Chapter 4, pages 134-35 (b) download tutorial assignment questions for week 3 from wattle; (c) submit typed 200 word assignment in tutorial (single spaced)
4 Week 4: Work motivation Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 6 Tutorial Assignment: (a) Lee Kum Kee case study on textbook page 155; (b) Download tutorial assignment questions for week 4 from wattle; (c) Submit typed 200-word assignment.
5 Week 5: Work attitudes and values Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 7 Tutorial Assignment: (a) Download tutorial assignment questions on ‘motivation’ for week 5 from wattle; (b) Submit typed 200-word assignment
6 Week 6: Occupational stress Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 8 Tutorial Assignment: (a) Download tutorial assignment questions on ‘job satisfaction’ for week 6 from wattle; (b) Submit typed 200-word assignment
7 Week 7: High performance teams; Mid-Semester Examination (Details to be confirmed) Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 9 Tutorial Assignment: (a) Download tutorial assignment questions on ‘workplace challenges’ for week 7 from wattle; (b) Submit typed 200-word assignment Mid-Semester Examination in Week 7
8 Week 8: Training, performance appraisal, and careers Activity and Reading Read Chapter 10 Tutorial Assignment: (a) Download tutorial assignment questions on ‘high-performance teams’ for week 8 from wattle; (b) Submit typed 200-word assignment
9 Week 9: Organisational structure and design Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 12 Tutorial Assignment: a) Download tutorial assignment questions on ‘teamwork’ for week 9 from wattle; (b) Submit typed 200-word assignment Due Date: CAT Assignment (30%)
10 Week 10: Organisational culture and climate Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 13 Tutorial Assignment:(a) Download tutorial assignment questions on ‘meta-cognitive learning’ for week 10 from wattle; (b) Submit typed 200-word assignment
11 Week 11: Organisational development and change Activities/Readings: Read Chapter 14 Tutorial Assignment: (a) ‘Out and About’ –In class Exercise and Assessment (Submission in Tutorial)
12 Week 12: Revision lectures

Tutorial Registration

Tutorial enrollment will be available through Wattle.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
1. In-tutorial Case Discussion 20 % 29/07/2019 25/10/2019 1,2,3,4,5
2. Mid-Semester Examination 20 % 16/09/2019 23/09/2019 1,2,3
3. Critical Appraisal of a Topic (CAT) 30 % 30/09/2019 14/10/2019 1,2,3,4,5
4. Final Examination 30 % 31/10/2019 28/11/2019 1,2,3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Participation is expected in all classes and assessments.


ANU Examinations will communicate all examination details to students directly.

Specific details of the exam date will be available closer to the commencement of the examination period at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 29/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 25/10/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

1. In-tutorial Case Discussion

Marks: 20 marks

Suggested Length: Active contribution to case analysis and critique (200 words approximately)

Instructions: Use Tutorial Assignment Questions posted on wattle

Purpose: Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3

Marking Criteria: written submission (up to 1 mark); and active participation (up to 1 mark). A student's participation will be assessed based on the quality of their contribution to in-class discussions and activities. Those students who communicate effectively in their oral expressions of relevant ideas and those who successfully demonstrate a critical understanding of OB theories and research will be rewarded a higher mark for the component.

Submission / Presentation Details: Weekly assignments comprising of short answer questions will be uploaded onto Wattle for students to complete and submit to their respective tutors during the weekly tutorials. Feedback will be provided following week. For up to 2 assignments, a student has an option to replace a weekly assignment with 2 hours of SONA experiment participation credits. For example, if you did not turn in for the in-tutorial case discussion for week 4 and completed the rest of the nine tutorials for the semester, you have an option to replace the week 4's assessment with two SONA credits.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 16/09/2019
Return of Assessment: 23/09/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

2. Mid-Semester Examination

Marks: 20 marks

Suggested Length: 60 multiple choice questions

Instructions: 2 hour exam. See Wattle for details/additional details that will be provided before week 4 seminar

Purpose: Learning outcomes 1, 2, and 3

Marking Criteria: The ability to select the best answer from a number of possible options.

Submission / Presentation Details: N/A

ANU Examinations will communicate all examination details to students directly

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 30/09/2019
Return of Assessment: 14/10/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

3. Critical Appraisal of a Topic (CAT)

Due Date Monday, Week 9, 4pm Marks 30 marks

Suggested Length: 2000 words (±10%)

Instructions: A choice of three OB topics are provided at least two weeks prior to due date. Students are to select one topic. The following aspects will be taken into consideration by the lecturer when marking the CAT assignment (please see detailed instructions provided on wattle).

Purpose: This assessment is intended to develop your research and analytical skills on a topic of high relevance to organisational behaviour. While the CAT assignment is likely to contribute to all learning outcomes, the primary outcome it targets is LO4 and LO5.

Marking Criteria: See Wattle

Submission / Presentation Details: Assignments are to be word-processed. The use of strict, professional expression is expected. The APA referencing style is to be used (see wattle). For further information about academic referencing, please visit: https://academicskills.anu.edu.au/resources/handouts/referencing-style-g. Please submit the assignment online via Wattle through Turnitin.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 31/10/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

4. Final Examination

Marks: 35 marks

Portions covered: Short answer questions from topics covered after the mid-semester examination; and case analysis applying OB concepts covered in the entire course.

Instructions: 3 hour exam. ANU Examinations to communicate further information.

Purpose: Learning outcome 1, 2, 3 and 4

Marking Criteria: Concise, focused short answers that address the questions fully.

Submission / Presentation Details: ANU Examinations to communicate ANU Examinations will communicate all examination details to students directly

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.


All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

All assignments will be marked and where appropriate feedback will be provided either: in class, or in person by appointment with the course lecturer, or via the course Wattle site.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Unless specified otherwise in the assignment requirements, resubmssions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.

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Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Guihyun Park

Research Interests

Guihyun Park is a Senior Lecturer of Management in the Research School of Management, Australian National University. She received Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Prior to joining ANU, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Singapore Management University for 8 years.

Dr. Park's research interests include how people react to team members’ ideas and contributions; how a team, which consists of individuals, develops its own dynamics; and how intergroup relations and intragroup dynamics co-evolve over time. To examine these often highly complex phenomena, her research adopts process-oriented, multilevel theoretical perspectives in which team dynamics are understood as emergent and reciprocal processes that originate from the interactions of constituent team members. In turn, these crystallize into team processes and outcomes. By gaining a deeper understanding of team dynamics, her ultimate goal is to discover ways to better manage the aspects and processes of teams so that teams and their members will be able to not only work more effectively, but also experience personal and collective growth.

Guihyun Park

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Guihyun Park

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Guihyun Park

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